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“Nice Hotel, Rooms little dated, Middle of nowhere”
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Novotel Setubal
Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Setubal
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London, United Kingdom
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“Nice Hotel, Rooms little dated, Middle of nowhere”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights as we were attending a wedding.

The Hotel is modern at the entrance, restaurant, etc but the rooms are a little dated. But still very nice and quite large. All very clean and comfortable.

All staff were very helpful and spoke excellent English. Didn't dine in the restaurant but the breakfast was good.

Only negative really was the location. Its not close to anything other then a main road, but taxi's are cheap (5 Euros) if you want to go to the station or main town where there are restaurants (good fish). You cant walk anywhere really.

All in all, very comfortable and nice stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

I went to Setubal with my boyfriend and two friends, we had a great stay, the hotel staff were very welcoming and friendly. The hotel is about a 30 minute down hill walk into the centre, however this was not a problem for any of us. For two days we rented a car and went into the national park which is stunning... a must see. We spent two days in Troia which is a short ferry ride away the sand is white and the sea is clear! It felt as if we were in the Caribbean!
There are plenty of restaurants in Setubal all with fresh fish on the menu, and very reasonably priced!
Overall a great holiday.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Savona, Italy
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

Kind service. Simply room but comfortable, very good breakfast. I'm satisfied and I'll come back there if I'll be another time in Setubal.

A consideration about the location: hotel is not so easy to find, my navigator doesn't know the street, but there are several indication on the road that are very useful.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

The location os this hotel is not the best, but the service and amenities definitely makes it the best place to stay in Setubal. I stayed there for about 10 days before moving to another hotel closer to town centre, but regretted:(

The hotel is good only if you are driving, as the centre is about 2-3 kms.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

We have family in Setubal and are quite familiar with the city and where the hotel is located. If you are not familiar with the area, it is worthwhile noting that if you don't have a car, a taxi to the waterfront and historic part of the city (where all the great, cheap restaurants are) is around €5. It is too far to walk.
I will be honest and say I expected more from a Novotel. The rooms are very average, bathrooms really need to be upgraded and the housekeeping didn't come round until after lunch at the earliest. The restaurant deck would be good for a meal but couldn't be enjoyed as there are constantly people out there smoking (including a man who I believe was the manager but perhaps being Australian I am now used to not having to deal with smokers while I eat!)
Pool is quite nice, being at the back of the hotel and a surrounded by trees makes it feel a bit more like a resort and it could go unnoticed that in fact there is a busy road behind and a jail!
Restaurant: The buffet breakfast (€9, free for children) was really good and had a good range of food to choose from. Dinner was ok but service extremely slooooooow.
My main issue was this- we stayed in peak season so naturally there are a lot of kids around (including ours aged 1 & 5) but the kids recreation area and the gym are located in the lobby next to the reception desk and we stayed in room 111 and it is just around the corner from all of this. It is very loud with children shouting and the sound of the running machine. When it got to 2230hrs and still no let up in the noise I went to ask the concierge what time they close the aforementioned. He shrugs and says "probably midnight?". As if this was acceptable in a 4 star hotel to have kids yelling and running around outside rooms of paying guests at midnight. Extremely disappointing attitude, especially as we were booked for 4 nights. If you stay here, insist on one of the rooms further down the hall or perhaps on another level.
All in all, not bad value for money but not to the standard of what I imagined a Novotel to be.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Novotel Setubal
Address: Estrada Nacional 10 | Monte Belo, Setubal 2910-509, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Alentejo > Setubal District > Setubal
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Setubal
#2 Luxury Hotel in Setubal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Setubal 4*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Novotel Setubal is a 3 star hotel in the city of Setubal, near the beaches of Troia and Arrabida, just 45 km from central Lisbon and the international airport. Perfect for your next business trip or for a holiday with your family, the hotel offers 105 airconditioned rooms, including 68 non smoking rooms and 1 suite, six meeting rooms for your conference and seminar needs, a restaurant, bar, private parking, swimming pool,fitness, tennis courts and playground for children. Pets welcome. ... more   less 
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